Gooseberry / Amla powder

Gooseberry / Amla powder:

Gooseberry provides remedies for many diseases, so it is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment. Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C, and contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Amla is also a powerful antioxidant agent.

The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high vitamin-C content. Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acid, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, supports the heart, strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, increases skin health, promotes healthier hair, acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, strengthens eyes, improves muscle tone and, acts as an antioxidant.

However, people hesitate to have it fresh as such because of its sour and  slightly bitter taste. This wonderful recipe can be consumed as such without any loss of its nutrients and minerals.

Gooseberry / Amla powder
Gooseberry / Amla powder

Ingredients:

Gooseberry -100 gms

Greenchilli-4

Pepper corns-5

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Method:

Wash and wipe gooseberries, deseed them cut into small wedges.

Add all other ingredients along with gooseberry wedges and grind to a coarse powder.

Gooseberry / Amla powder
Gooseberry / Amla powder

This can be mixed with thick yoghurt before serving, delicious and yummy gooseberry raitha is ready to serve fresh  with roti.

The other way is to dry these coarse powder and store it for months.

This can be used for digestion and freshener after a meal.

 

 

 

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